A questionable call, a slow start and a strong arm cut Texas State down Tuesday night.
You can read about all three in our game story. This post will serve as a deeper look at the loss.
So without further ado, let’s get to it.
- Here are the Bobcats’ hit totals in the last five games at UFCU Disch-Falk Field — 2, 7, 6, 4, 4. If you want to go further back, Texas State had three games with Texas in 2011 (culminating in an elimination game in the NCAA Tournament) and only scrapped out a total of 12 hits.
- Texas State head coach Ty Harrington said his team struggles against hard-throwing pitchers and we can see why. The Bobcats can’t decide whether they want to be aggressive or passive at the plate and get stuck in the middle too many times. That’s why you saw Texas State strike out 16 times last week against Rice and eight times tonight.
- Freshman pitcher Dylan Bein had a solid outing tonight in which he pitched four innings of two-hit ball. Bein, who started the last game against the Longhorns, struck out four batters. When asked what was different this time around, Bein said “I knew what pitches worked and which ones didn’t. I’m ready to go at them again next time.”
- Sophomore Cory Geisler continues to be a strong option out of the bullpen. Geisler lowered his ERA to 1.35 with a scoreless eighth inning.
- Texas State has been on the wrong end of history twice this season. Earlier in the year, Rice head coach Wayne Graham won his 1,000th career game when his team beat the Bobcats in extra innings. Tonight it was Texas head coach Augie Garrido leaving his mark on the record books as he became the winningest college head coach at any level. Garrido (1,894) surpassed Gordon Gillespie (1,893).